TURF’S UP!

El­iz­a­beth De­bicki shines in her new role as am­bas­sador for the Aus­tralian Turf Club Au­tumn Rac­ing Car­ni­val.

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Ac­tress El­iz­a­beth De­bicki shines in her new role as am­bas­sador for the Aus­tralian Turf Club Au­tumn Rac­ing Car­ni­val.

She per­fected flapper style in The Great Gatsby and hol­i­day chic in The Night Man­ager, but here El­iz­a­beth De­bicki gives her tips on rac­ing el­e­gance. What is your top rac­ing style ad­vice? El­iz­a­beth De­bicki: “Wear some­thing you’re com­fort­able in and be weather-ap­pro­pri­ate; maybe some­thing floaty if it’s a hot day. And shoes: make sure you’re com­fort­able. No-one likes sore feet. And don’t take them off and put them in your hand­bag!” When choos­ing head­wear, what should we look out for? ED: “Head­wear can be so glam­orous. I think you can ei­ther go sub­tle or you go re­ally big.” Fas­ci­na­tor or hat? ED: “I think both are time­less: it de­pends. Both are beau­ti­ful, but I think ev­ery­body knows what suits them best.” What is your favourite rac­ing fash­ion? ED: “You can’t beat Au­drey Hep­burn in My Fair Lady; it’s so iconic. But the thing about the races is that when peo­ple look the most beau­ti­ful is when they are speak­ing to their own sense of fash­ion and their own iden­tity. They’re do­ing what makes them feel good. And I think that’s what stands out on a race day: when some­one does some­thing that makes them feel good. So mix it up and match it up and use your out­fit as a form of ex­pres­sion. And have fun with it! Do some­thing that makes you feel beau­ti­ful.” What is your ad­vice for sur­viv­ing a day at the races? ED: “Pace your­self. Go one for one wa­ter and cham­pagne. The classi­est thing you could do is drink lots of wa­ter in be­tween your cham­pagnes!” If you had a horse what would you name it? ED: “I would name my horse Hurry Up! be­cause I think you could scream it across the greens. I would bet on that horse!”

El­iz­a­beth De­bicki wears an Asilio dress, $390, from Myer. Nerida Winter hat, $220, from Myer. Cartier ear­rings, $4,500, worn through­out.

Vete­ments dress, $2,580, from Har­rolds. Nerida Winter hat, $1,395. Longines watch, $4,700.

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